Altavista, VA 24517 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 24517: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Altavista, VA 24517

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Campbell County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.123, Longitude -79.29
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 338
  • PO Box Addresses: 229
  • Residential Addresses: 2,390
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 12
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,378

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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Altavista, VA 24517 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,419
Population in Households 5,318
Population in Familes 4,333
Population in Group Qrtrs 101
Population Density2 153
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $39,494
Average Household Income $53,943
Per Capita Income $23,305


Total Housing Units 2,628 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,585 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 697 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 346 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $125,763
Average Home Value $146,845


Total Households 2,282
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,489
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.05% 0.09%
Households -0.14% 0.02%
Families -0.29% -0.11%
Median Household Income   3.14%
Per Capita Income   3.83%

Altavista, VA 24517 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 24517 to the other 876 ZIP Codes in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 342 61st
Population Density # 298 66th
Diversity Index # 368 58th
Median Household Income # 712 19th
Per Capita Income # 595 32nd

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